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Cuban Sci. 2021, 2(1): 13–14

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Irritable bowel syndrome as a cause of chronic abdominal pain
Trini Fragoso Arbelo, Rebeca Milán Pavón
  • Servicio de Gastroenterología y Nutrición, Hospital Pediátrico Universitario "Borrás-Marfan", La Habana, Cuba
  • Facultad de Ciencias Médicas "Manuel Fajardo", Universidad Médica de La Habana, Cuba
“Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID) are a frequent motive for health care needs in gastroenterology, thus causing serious problems socially and in family dynamics. We study the clinical characteristics and natural history of the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in children and adolescents attending our outpatients' practice of pediatric gastroenterology, according to the new Rome criteria. We found that IBS is relatively frequent as a cause for functional Chronic Abdominal Pain (CAP) and that an interrogatory following Rome criteria is useful for its diagnosis.”


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